Four men have been rescued from the sea after finding themselves stranded in the water.
According to the reports, all four men were fishermen who were fishing from their boat in Malaysia when a large wave overturned their vessel.
Fortunately, the stranded men managed to save themselves by gathering whatever food and water they could and seeking shelter in two large fishing containers.
The men weren’t rescued until five days later when they were spotted floating in the sea by a passing transport ship.
The fishermen have since been identified as 40-year-old Frenky Daud Amin, 25-year-old Muhammad Herman Arpat, 44-year-old Sinasi Badu, and their captain, 43-year-old Mohd Zaidi Camry Abdullah.
“Our drinking water supplies ran out on the fourth day, while food supplies were still there. We also collect rainwater for drinking,” the crew’s captain said as he revealed the fishermen were in for big trouble after running out of water to drink.
Recalling the disastrous moment his boat had sunk, Abdullah added: “Around 6 pm, we anchored to rest because the waves were getting big. Then around 1 am, the weather was worse and we tried to hold on until morning but the waves grew bigger and the boat suddenly leaked.
“We tried to draw the water out but the water was rising and after lifting the fish box, it was found that the bow of the boat had broken and the water was entering quickly.
“After that, we dumped the fish in the box and tied up the two fish boxes. Then I told the others to get their respective bags with food supplies to go into the fish box.”
Meanwhile, the Miri Maritime Zone director confirmed that all four men received medical help as soon as they returned to the land.
“Luckily all the victims survived. They climbed into two fish boxes before being rescued by a transport ship that passed through the waters,” Mohd Shafie Paing said.
“Make sure the ship and its engines are in good condition. Cancel your intention to go to sea if the weather is bad.”
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